IUD use attracts new opposition from anti-abortion groups

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion.

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Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.

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China struggles with IVF demand as one-child policy ends

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Nanfang clinic in China’s southern Guangdong province says it offers Chinese patients seeking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) the chance to choose the gender of their child, avoid stringent approval checks and snarling queues.

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Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa

QUDENI, South Africa, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Eunice Khanyile opened a soup kitchen in a rural village in South Africa last year to help HIV-positive residents get the nutrition needed to stay healthy, not one person came.

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Exercise as young adult tied to heart health decades later

(Reuters Health) – Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers who aren’t as active early in life, a U.S. study suggests.

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Doctors’ use of computers during appointments leaves patients less satisfied

(Reuters Health) – Doctors who entered data into computerized health records during patients’ appointments did less positive communicating, and patients rated their care excellent less often, in a recent study.

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Certain birth defects linked to abuse of infants and toddlers

(Reuters Health) – Babies with certain birth defects are much more likely to be abused as infants and toddlers than other young children, a U.S. study suggests.

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New York is first U.S. city with salt warning on restaurant menus

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will appear, starting Tuesday, on menus in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke.

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Cancer patients may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy

(Reuters Health) – Mindfulness-based therapy may help ease anxiety and depression in some patients with cancer, a small research review suggests.

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Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: U.N.

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday, warning of a “hidden epidemic”.

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